Female1804–11 January 1843

Brief Life History of Agnes

Agnes was born in 1804, in County Down, Ireland. She married William MacIlwaine about 1837, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 January 1843, in County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, at the age of 39, and was buried in Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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William MacIlwaine
Marriage: about 1837
William John MacIlwaine
Eleanor MacIlwaine

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  • Agnes MacIlwaine, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837Ireland
  • Children (2)

    World Events (5)


    Age 11

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 19

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 26

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Latinized version of the Greek name Hagnē, from the feminine form of the adjective hagnos ‘pure, holy’. This was the name of a young Roman virgin martyred in the persecutions instigated by the Roman emperor Diocletian in ad 303 . She became a very popular saint in the Middle Ages. Her name was early associated with Latin agnus ‘lamb’, leading to the consistent dropping of the initial H- and to her representation in art accompanied by a lamb. The colloquial form Annes led to some confusion with Ann(e) in earlier centuries. Frequent in the medieval period, the name was revived in the 19th century, and has been especially popular in Scotland. See also Annis .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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